This past summer I was awarded 2nd Place in the 2009 George A. Schuetz Design Contest, a contest exclusively dedicated to fostering the best in men’s jewelry design. My winning design, Dog Tags with Hidden Pico Drive, was a CAD (computer aided design) entry – my first in any design competition. Recently, the Gemological Institute of America released a press release about the three winners with pictures of their designs. You can see it here. I’m pleased to have put Glendale, WI on the map in my own small way!